GOALS

New Weight Tracking Form

The importance of GOALS.

Zig Ziglar Once said “With Out A Goal You will Miss Every Shot You Take”

We need something to shot for, and have in our minds a clear idea of what it is that we want, and where do we want to end at in our journey.

I promised on my last post that I would make available to anyone who “Asked” my goals and daily activity sheet, but as I thought about it I decided that I would just make it available on the blog so that I could make it easier for people to see and use.

I ask you to please look at it and if it works for you please by all means use it. BUT, please let me know what you think and maybe., some ideas as to how we can make it better so that we can together help others work on their goals.

Those of us that already had our surgery know that we had an idea, a goal, a dream of who and how we wanted to look at the end. I am not different or better than anyone else so I have made use of every tool I could get my hands on. This form is the result of me wanting to keep that idea clear in my mind, but also keep the accountability where it belonged: ON ME. I wanted to keep the dream alive and present.

If you see the guidelines that have been set for us maybe just like me you will say: “they are out of their bleeping minds”. I did. According to the American Dietetic Association I should weigh at the most 178 #’s being that I a male and I am 6 feet 1 inch tall. Yeah Right.

When I got down to 230 #’s I look like I was sick. Everybody was worried that I had contracted some kind of sickness or something. I felt great though. I think that the main reason I look “not good” was that I was not exercising or doing much activity. Now, I have learned and I want to get to and remain between 200 and 230 #’s. As I have increased my activity level I noticed that my face and body look better. I know by looking at my self and not paying attention to what anyone else says or thinks that I am on the right track.

People, please make sure that you have a goal in mind that is YOURS and no one else. Make sure that you are doing this for YOUR own reasons. Make sure that this process is something you are doing because YOU want it, and answer to YOU and only to YOU.

I have mentioned a picture. The picture that made me decide to take extra measures. I realized that I had let go of me, and I needed to fix me. I needed to bring me back.

I was sick and tired all of the time. I was in the worst shape of my life even though someone told me (trying to be funny) that round was a shape. So here it is.

I thank her for allowing me to post this picture. I do not know who should be more embarrassed, if I for allowing myself to get this big. OR her for being seen with me.

Guys we all have different reasons to do what we do so make sure that you have yours, and that they are important enough for you to always keep in mind and make you stay focused.

I will also add the form and hope that it will be of use to you, and that you will please post a message letting me and others know what it is that you think and how you think we can make it better.

I thank you, and I hope I was of help. The link for the form is at the top of this post.

Jose G. Osuna

Twitter.com/LapBand4Men   Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

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Therapy Any One?

24dd3d98cd4ab1f9217bf1887394b83aThere are times when I get the biggest charge

out of a visit with Mr. Punch Bag.

At times, it is not about exercise or burning

calories, and it turns into plain and simple therapy.

At times, I admit I might make Mr. Bag pay for

the silliness, stupidity and shortcomings of others

and myself as well.

All aside I do enjoy how I feel after a session with

the bag and I find that when done properly I use my

whole body and the workout is great.

For those of us with a Lap Band, exercise should be

an intrinsic part of our days in order to keep, and add

to our weight loss numbers. Also, it helps maintain

our weight loss rhythm.

Gang when you don’t have a whole lot of time

try a session with the bag and see how effective

it can be.

Stay focused stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com  Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Focus On The Right Things.

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It is important to be clear on what we are working towards.

It is important that we keep our hopes and dreams present.

Each dream, hope, goal is personal so make sure you are not

falling prey to group mentality. Take support and accept the

help but also, keep in mind your own goals, dreams, hopes.

It is not about becoming an island, it is about becoming a

success story. It is not about just one thing, but it is about

getting that one thing important to us personally.

Stay focus remain successful.

Jose G Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com    Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Feeding the soul.

cooking with love

We must love ourselves enough to take the time

to take care of ourselves and those we care about.

We can show and share love with the meals we cook.

In order to take care of others we must take care of

ourselves. In order to accomplish our hopes and dreams

we must take care of our bodies first.

A meal might not seem so important, but those of us

working on losing the weight, regaining our health,

it is very important. It is center in our day-to-day.

Weight loss is never easy so we must take every single

opportunity that presents itself to make a difference,

even a small difference is important.

Do not forget: Every meal counts. Every calorie counts.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com    Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooking. The Other Art.

chef shirt

For those of us with a passion for cooking,

and the creation of great meals for us and

our loved ones, the term chef carries weight,

carries passion and a responsibility to the whites.

Those of us with the passion, and a desire to gain

control over our weight it becomes even more

important, and an intrinsic part of our day-to-day.

The knowledge to make a meal low carb, low salt,

paleo, or whatever the current “trend” is makes a

world of difference.

I personally know  that the knowledge has helped

me and others with the battle of the pounds.

I guess my suggestion is: Learn as much as you can

and use it. For the longest time I used to cook once

a week, for the whole week. It helped me stay on track

and I enjoyed that day creating good, tasty, flavorful,

nutritious meals within my diet limitations. My diet

for many years has been: Low fat, Low sodium,

Low carb meals. I really enjoyed grilling meats and

vegetables for my meals.  I also made at least two different

soups enough for 4 meals at least.

Cooking, good cooking is a pleasure. Learn and

take your skills for a spin.

Stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com   Instagram.com/LapBan4Men

A Walk.

 

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Where have your walks taken you?

Walking is one of my favorite activities,

I enjoy taking off and then see where I end up.

This particular walk started at the touristic

malecon in Puerto Penasco, Mexico, it ended

Way the hell two colonias/neighborhoods away.

The point for me is, ten thousand steps a day

is where I like to start., from there we shall see.

My diet, my life, my work, and most everything

else seems to work better when I daily take my

long walks.

The messed up part is that at times I go long times

not taking them, and I should do better since I do

know better than that.

Gang. Whatever it is that makes things work for you

please be good to yourself and: Do It.

Want success? Do what works!

Jose G. Osuna

WWW.LAPBANDFORMEN.COM

INSTAGRAM.COM/LAPBAND4MEN

 

 

Admire Someone, Anyone.

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This is Jon Hamm. He is one of the guys I admire

a lot. He takes care of himself and looks great always.

I love motorcycles and hope to one day look that cool

on one. Nothing like hitting the road, getting on the wind.

The other thing/experience that feels good is when you

get on the scale and it gives you the numbers you want.

I recently got on the scale and did not like what I  saw.

I got on the program again and I have already lost 6 pounds.

I am at 59 #’s from my goal. I will make it. I will make it soon.

Gang as you might have noticed I have not post as regularly

as I am used to, but I am back and will get back on track.

By the way that is not one of my pictures and I wish I knew

who’s it is to give credit but I do not know.

Stay focus and remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Twitter.com/LapBan4Men   Instagram.com/LapBand4Men